I'm excited to announce that I have completed PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). During the month of November I came up with one picture book idea every day. Some ideas were bad, and some ideas were great! I'm going to expand on some of my new ideas to create more books.
I have a few fun, useful tools that I want to share.
The Storymatic is a fun brainstorming tool I use for helping to create stories and illustrations. You pick one card that is a subject, then two cards that are situation based. Then you combine the cards together to create one story - it's really fun! I've gotten some great ideas from using this tool.
Kyle T Webster Photoshop Brushes. These photoshop brushes are absolutely amazing. They are so fun to use. These brushes have also increased my productivity and can help make digital art look very traditional.
I also have another favorite podcast to share:
The Picturebooking Podcast is a great, fun, and informative podcast about everything picture book related. Nick Patton, the host of the podcast, is an author-illustrator and brings a unique view to the podcast. iTunes link here.